Torus’ Z307 series defines the standard for destructive testing and inspection


The Z307 Automatic Axial Load module determines the maximum axial load force that can be applied prior to container failure, within a short cycle time.

The Z308 Dome Growth/Dome Reversal module provides detailed information about the overall change in length of the can when pressure is applied and subsequently removed. The system has programmable internal pressure capability to meet each customer’s exact needs for dome growth. After dome growth, the can sample can be reversed to find the maximum pressure the sample is able to withstand before failure (dome reversal)


Torus Beverage Can Gauging


Measurement Features

  • Axial Load | Accuracy: +/- 10 N
  • Dome Growth | Accuracy: +/- 0.10 mm
  • Dome Reversal | Accuracy: +/- 0.05 bar


Technical Specification

  • Can Materials | Aluminium
  • Can Stages | Finished, Straight Walled
  • Can Finished Height Range | Typical Range: 87 – 190 mm
  • Can Outer Body Diameter | Typical Range: Ø 202 – Ø 307
  • Internal Neck Diameter | Typical Range: Ø 200 – Ø 209
  • Axial Load | Typical Range: ≤ 2000 N
  • Dome Growth/Dome Reversal | Typical Range: ≤ 930 kPa


Gauge Features

  • Available for both straight walled and finished beverage cans
  • Industry standard location patterns for component neck support Selectable crush speed
  • Factory set patterns to ensure parallelism between gauge tooling faces
  • Z307: Multi-size capability with no change tooling for both necked and straight walled can inspection
  • Z307: Short cycle times
  • Z307: Customer-specific data outputs (kgs, lbf, newtons etc)
  • Z307: High-accuracy axial load cell technology
  • Z308: Multi-size capability with no change tooling for swing line operations
  • Z308: Customer-specific data outputs (psi, kpa, lbs etc)
  • Z308: High-accuracy pressure sensor technology

Option 1: Standard Setup

  1. Axial Load Module with Automatic Change Tooling – As standard
  2. Dedicated Body Diameters – As standard

Z308 Option:

Interchangeable Jaws

Option 2: Dedicated Body Diameters

  1. Axial Load Module with Automatic Change Tooling – As standard
  2. Dedicated Body Diameters with Dedicated Modules – Optional

For dedicated body diameter product lines, the Torus modular concept is able to cover Ø 202 – Ø 307 body diameters (up to but not limited to) with a dedicated module for each with no change parts.

Torus Recommends

Our Divisions

Through our four key divisions we deliver a range of measurement and inspection systems, metrology services, manufacturing services and machine enclosure solutions, as well as our online store for aluminium profile components and workspace solutions.

How can we help you?